How to Use Night Shift in macOS Sierra 10.12.4

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For those unfamiliar with Night Shift, it’s designed to cut down on the amount of blue light you’re exposed to during the evening by shifting the display of a Mac to a more yellow tone. Blue light is said to have a harmful effect on your circadian rhythm, making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Studies suggest that eliminating blue light exposure at night might help you sleep just a bit better, but it does significantly change the look of your display. Many Mac users have been using blue light reduction software f.lux for years now, but with Night Shift, there’s no need to install an additional app because it’s an operating system feature.

Turning On Night Shift :

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watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 are now available to the public

More Apple updates flowing today…

The new watchOS 3.2 software with Theater Modes comes along side tvOS 10.2, both of which bring a number of tweaks and small features to the Apple TV and Apple Watch.

watchOS 3.2 :

WatchOS 3.2 Released with Threater Mode
WatchOS 3.2 Released with Threater Mode

The biggest change in watchOS 3.2 is the new Theater Mode. When activated, the feature turns off Apple Watch’s display when you get a notification so the light doesn’t disturb those around you. Wearers still get haptic notifications though and can view alerts by tapping the screen or pressing the digital crown.

placeholder 178 blocked. Reason : no sizes watchOS 3.2 also adds support for SiriKit, giving developers all-new ways to integrate Siri into apps. You can now use Siri to start a workout, hail a ride, send money and more.

tvOS 10.2 :

tvOS 10.2 Released Today
tvOS 10.2 Released Today

Of the four the four new software updates released today, tvOS 10.2 is perhaps the least exciting of all.  Apple have added some improved scrolling behaviors. Apple TV watchers use a long swipe on the Siri remote to scroll through data quicker. You can also swipe from the right side to bring up indexes.

And you can rent something to watch one one device and watch it on any of your others.

macOS 10.12.4 brings Night Shift to the Mac

Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4

The new revision of macOS Sierra has just been released by Apple. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 is now available for Mac users, but before you install it, here’s the lowdown on the new features.

Please remember that when you decide to install the update make sure you have backed up your Mac’s data.  Losing everything on a hard drive is something no one wants to consider so make sure to protect yourself, just in case!

Night Shift

The major new feature in macOS Sierra 10.12.4 is Night Shift, which made its debut in iOS9.3. Night Shift is available on the following Macs:

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or later)
  • MacBook (Early 2015 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or later)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 or later)
  • iMac (Late 2012 or later)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

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iOS 10.3 is out with Find My AirPods, Apple File System and more

iOS10.3 Released Today
iOS10.3 Released Today

Apple released iOS 10.3 to the public today after completion of beta testing the new software. iOS 10.3 can be downloaded now as an over-the-air update, or installed via iTunes. iPhone and iPad owners can expect a rash of new features that not only make iPhone and iPad easier to use, but also more secure.

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#WeStandWithLondon – 22nd March 2017

London 22nd March 2017
London 22nd March 2017

Today London was victim to a terrorist attack;

London – we stand with you!

Terrorism can not succeed.

  • Police officer Keith Palmer has died after being stabbed outside the Houses of Parliament
  • Four other people died, including attacker, and at least 40 others were injured
  • The assailant drove into people on Westminster Bridge before reaching the Houses of Parliament
  • The attacker was shot and killed by police
  • Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley says it is believed the attacker was inspired by international terrorism
  • Theresa May condemns the attack as “sick and depraved”
  • The PM insists attempts to undermine British values are ‘doomed to failure’
  • Metropolitan Police is urging those involved to call its casualty bureau on 0800 056 0944 or 020 7158 0010

Full details avilable on the BBC News Website :

The Thin Blue Line UK
The Thin Blue Line UK

Apple Releases new iPad – March 2017

Apple iPad - March 2017
Apple iPad – March 2017

Apple have rather subtly released a new iPad this week, which replaces the iPad Air 2 and is simply called the ‘iPad.’

The good news is that it starts at a lower price point – £339 for a 32GB model, reduced from £379 for the same capacity iPad Air 2.

The iPad range now consists of the iPad Mini 4, the iPad, and the iPad Pro (9.7 inch and 12.9 inch)

So what are the differences : (Between iPad Air 2 and the iPad)

  • The new iPad is slightly thicker (1.4mm)
  • The new iPad is slightly heavier (32g)
  • The new iPad has an Apple A9 processor – the iPad Air 2 has an A8X
  • The new iPad does not have a laminated screen.

Everything else is pretty much the same but the image below will give you a full comparison of the iPad v iPad Air 2 v iPad Air

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Rescue 116 : Irish Coastguard Helicopter lost at Sea.

On Tuesday 14th March 2017 at approximately 01:00 hours Rescue 116, the Irish Coastguard Helicopter lost contact coming into refuel during a rescue operation of the coast of Mayo in the Republic of Ireland.

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was taken to hospital on Tuesday after being found in a critical condition by RNLI crew.

The three other crew on board have been named as Chief Pilot Mark Duffy and winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith.

RIP Rescue 116 – Absolute Heroes.

Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard


Product Review : R&G ShockTube

I have been using a R&G Shocktube now for many years, firstly on my 2014 BMW F800GS Adventure, and now on my 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure.  When I changed the bike late last year it was one of the first accessories I purchased, in fact having rode the bike home it didn’t go out onto road again until the front and rear shocks had received a coating of ACF-50 and were safely wrapped up in a ‘Shocktube.’

‘Why?’ I hear you ask…

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Lurgan Park Rally 2017 – Cancelled.

Lurgan Park Rally 2017 - Cancelled
Lurgan Park Rally 2017 – Cancelled

Yet another motorsport event falls victim to spiralling costs, increased Health and Safety requirements and ultimately lack of funding.

At this rate only the big players such as Formula 1, and Moto GP will survive and we will be stuck with what YouTube reminds us of our local events, when motorsports were there for all, to be attended and enjoyed by all.

The Club want the event back for 2018 – I really hope that happens, but unfortunately I see this as another step on the slippery slope to the end of local motorsports.  At least thanks to these ever increasing Health and Safety Standards we will all be absolutely safe, contained in our life preserving bubbles, I wonder what the view will be like though, hopefully not too bright as that could damage our retinas!  H&S will need to look at that!

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